Last updated on Jun 05, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Waterloo, Belgium is 30,000. People describe Waterloo as a small, charming town with a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. Expats love the easy access to Brussels, the friendly locals, and the beautiful parks and gardens. The weather in Waterloo is generally mild with temperatures ranging from an average high of 68°F (20°C) in the summer to an average low of 37°F (3°C) in the winter. The average cost of living in Waterloo for an expat is around $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 per month and a two bedroom apartment is around $1,400 per month.
What do I need to know about living in Waterloo?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Waterloo, they said:
"Expats considering retiring in Waterloo should be aware that the city is located in the French-speaking region of Wallonia, and that the official language is French. It is important to have a basic understanding of the language before moving to the area. Expats should also be aware that the cost of living in Waterloo is relatively high, and that the city is well-connected to the rest of Belgium and Europe by public transport. Additionally, expats should be aware that the city is home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Lion's Mound, the Wellington Museum, and the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is home to a vibrant expat community, and that there are a number of expat-friendly services and activities available," wrote a member in Waterloo.
What do I need to know before moving to Waterloo?
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